YOU HOLD ME UP - ILLUSTRATIONS
Written by Monique Gray Smith - Illustrated by Danielle Daniel - Published by Orca Books -
Forthcoming October 31st, 2017
"This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel,
encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions."
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"All the words and art offer a warm and positive message. Simple and pointed phrases are printed boldly on white or pastel backgrounds...with stylized, bright, watercolor illustrations on each opposing page...cheeks with outlined, bright pink circles; other features are sweetly expressive lines of ink, sometimes including little heart for mouths. Birds, flowers, and gaily patterned wallpapers add to a feeling of contentment and communal power...Calming, positive, and serenely affirmative." Kirkus Reviews - June 9, 2017
"Smith's text is heartwarming! And the illustrations, by Danielle Daniels, reflect Native people in the present day. Like My Heart Fills with Happiness, this new book by Smith is one that parents, grandparents, pre-school and elementary teachers, and librarians, will want to have on their shelves."
Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature - July 22, 2017